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Old 11-27-2006, 08:50 PM
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(Another) prop recommendation?

Anyone willing to give some advice for a new prop for my '88 tristar 1:1?

I searched the forum for prop advice the other day for at least an hour, and found lots of good info. What I remember is that a certain acme (I forget the number - 5...) was highly recommended, especially for increased pull for deep water starts. I didn't bookmark the informative posts, unfortunately.

I basically bought this boat last winter and did nothing but use it this summer. The prop that came with it is a 14x18 federal, which I realize now is the wrong prop.

I did pm one of the dealers on this site and am waiting for a reply. I would appreciate any other advice, though.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-27-2006, 08:51 PM
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The prop you are referring to is the Acme 541. Hands down I'd recommend that for your application. Great prop!!
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:53 PM
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:58 PM
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John, I did a comparison of the 541 with OJ's 13x12 XMP that is linked in the Frequently Asked Questions thread linked in my signature. It might be helpful.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:02 PM
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Talk to Bill Weeks at Acme Props or Eric at O.J. Props and give them the boat year, model, engine size, transmission and get their opinion. Are you the owner asking about engine rpm and speed a week or so back on a Tristar?
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:03 PM
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Ditto above. Either the Ace 541 or OJ 13x12 XMP.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:06 PM
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Doug,

Thank you. I did read that thread and it was helpful. What I took from it is that for my use, the differences are negligible. One comment from one of my reads is the increased "holeshot" for the deepwater slalom starts with a certain model and size acme. From jrandol I believe it's the 541. I can't believe I didn't save what I read. I guess I thought I'd remember wich threads had the info.

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I can't believe I didn't save what I read. I guess I thought I'd remember wich threads had the info.

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Old 11-27-2006, 09:08 PM
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Talk to Bill Weeks at Acme Props or Eric at O.J. Props and give them the boat year, model, engine size, transmission and get their opinion. Are you the owner asking about engine rpm and speed a week or so back on a Tristar?
Do you have contact info for Bill? And no, that wasn't me with the other questions. Thanks for the reply.

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Do you have contact info for Bill? And no, that wasn't me with the other questions. Thanks for the reply.

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